Ceska Republika (the Czech Republic)
10,298,324 (July 1997), whereof 1,200,400 in Prague (1997)
78 864 sq. km (30 450 sq miles), whereof 497 sq. km Prague
Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria
CET / GMT +1
230 Volts / 50 Hz
International Access Code:
International Country Code:
+420, Prague: All landline phone numbers start with '2'.
Cellphones: +420601 & +420602 & +420603 & +420604 & +420606 & +420607 & +420723 & +420724
Czech Crowns - Cesky Koruna - CZK. Euro not earlier than 2007.
GDP per head:
Ca. 3600 USD per person per year
fuels, ferrous metallurgy, machinery and equipment, coal, motor vehicles, glass, armaments.
Atheist 39.8 percent, Roman Catholic 39.2 percent, Protestant 4.6 percent,
Orthodox 3 percent, other 13.4 percent
Czech 94.4 percent, Slovak 3 percent, Polish 0.6 percent, German 0.5 percent, Gypsy 0.3 percent, Hungarian 0.2 percent, other 1 percent
continental, hot summers, cold winters
Continental climate, See the todays Weather Forecast links in our linklist!
The average temperature in Prague is:
During the winter GMT +1 hours. During daylight saving time from last weekend in March until last weekend in October GMT +2 hours.
Czech Republic is European Union Member since 2004 May 1st, but that does NOT mean that Euro is used. It will take a few years until there will be an referendum about the Euro in Czech Republic and only if the majority is voting for it the Euro will come. United Kingdom and Sweden are EU members, but voted against the Euro and will keep the local currency. |
Banks (open from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m.) offer a better rate than Exchange offices. You'll get the best rates if you use cards with ATM's. Never change money on the street!
Visa, En Route, JCB, American Express, Euro/Mastercard and Diners Club are mostly
accepted. Emergency for lost credit cards in Prague: Visa & Diners Club 224125353;
MasterCard 224423135; American Express 224219992.
Accepted by several banks up to a maximum of 6.500 CZK per check. Up to 3 checks per day. At ATM's the maximum is 30.000 CZK per day.
Bank accounts for foreign currencies
Komercní Banka and some others have no minimum deposit - foreign
currency accounts are also available.
- 1. January New Year
- 6. January National Holiday
- Easter Monday
- 1. May Labour Day
- 8. May Day of Liberation ffrom Fascism
- 5. July St. Cyril and St Methodius
- 6. July Jan Hus Day (1415)
- 28. Oct. Independence Day (Czechoslovakia)
- 24. & 25. December Xmas
- 26. December Boxer Day